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Smart Generation

289The coronavirus pandemic has made such drastic changes in the world that it has thrown it in disarray. And we will see how governments, leaders, and all kinds of organizations cannot find ways to work with people. The need for the science of Kabbalah, for the method of connection between us and the Creator, will be revealed more and more.

Divinity is only those souls, those desires, directed to the Creator. The souls who have awakened to the Creator are called Divinity, and the Creator begins to reveal Himself in them according to their efforts to awaken themselves to connection with Him.

In the end, everyone must join the common soul, each according to his own level. Do not think that souls that awaken later are smaller. On the contrary, souls awaken starting from the lightest to increasingly heavier ones. The light corrections are done first, which then help us make larger and more complex corrections.

Therefore, those souls who must rise after us are heavier and more important. And the souls that are awakening now, which are called Israel, i.e., those who strive “straight to the Creator” are not so difficult to correct compared to those who will come after them.

Generation after generation the desire grows, and the ability to be smarter and more inventive, grows accordingly. We will see how after the pandemic, the Creator will perform other exercises with us to awaken the understanding of how to get closer to the spiritual. He will act on our entire generation so that everyone feels the need to approach Him and connect with Him.

The whole world will feel that the main thing in life is not the coronavirus, not material success, and not the illusory values with which we filled our lives. The Creator will begin to shine a little deeper into the thickness of our material and will illuminate our inner darkness. We will discover such desires in ourselves that we did not even know about.

Blow by blow, people will gradually begin to discover how much they lack the meaning of life.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/2/21, “Chasing the Shechina

Fjords Of The Soul

933Pursuing the Shechina means pursuing the state our common soul was in before the shattering of Adam HaRishon. We were all united as one soul, filled with the upper light, the presence of the Creator.

But we could not hold on to our connection because a personal desire appeared in each of us, the connection disintegrated, and the light, the presence of the Creator departed from us. This means that the Shechina departed.

We are left with only a tiny glow, with a faint spark of life, the minimum measure of upper light given to us to sustain life so that we can return to the perfect state we were in. But you can return there only through your own efforts, thanks to your own request, prayer, and efforts to unite.

Any steps toward connection, even physical ones, are important because they bring us closer to inner connection. As a result, we will return to the previous state and the presence of the Creator, called Shechina, will fill us. All the gaps and cracks between us will be filled with the presence of the Creator.

Therefore, every time we feel distant from each other, we must imagine how the Creator can fill these gaps. We do not need to come together in such a way as to eliminate all the cracks between us, but we need the Creator to fill all these empty gaps like water fills the gorge between the mountains and forms fjords.

So, to the extent of our annulment, the rejection of egoism, the upper light will fill the whole space between our peaks and connect us together. Then we will feel that we are truly one. But we are not connected to each other directly, only through the Creator who is between us. We strive to reach this state as one man with one heart.

We do not need to go back to the old state, to the same one heart. This must be the heart in which the Creator fills all the voids, the whole space between us.

We will feel this separation more and more. More and more differences and disagreements of all kinds will be revealed between us. We do not cancel them, but want to fill them with the Shechina, the Creator. Therefore, all our work consists of pursuing the Shechina, the presence of the Creator who binds us.

We are not able to unite as one man with one heart, but the Creator can enter between us and unite us. Without the presence of the Creator and the connection between us, we feel ourselves in exile. We come out of exile if the Creator is revealed between us and we connect with each other through Him.

The Creator is revealed only as a connection between us; it is impossible to connect unless the Creator fills all the gaps between us and connects us. If we are so different and distant from each other, then only the upper force can connect us, equalize us, and establish the contact between us.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/4/21, “Chasing the Shechina

Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 5/11/21

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 5/10/21

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Runs Away Looking Back

527.03Baal HaSulam, Shamati 3: May we merit receiving His light and following the ways of the Creator, and to serve Him not in order to receive reward but to give contentment to the Creator…. Whose desire should it be: ours, the Creator’s, or the common desire of both together?

The desire of the upper force determines what we want. And we raise the prayer from below at our own desire, in order to awaken the desire from above. And so we begin to connect through our desires, so that from the state of separation we can both mutually return to the connection, to the revelation.

So when it says: “Let there be desire” means not only that we lack the desire to cling to the Creator, but also that we need to awaken the desire of the upper to act on us.

It is said, “Make your desire as His desire.” That is, we need to awaken a great desire among us to reveal the Creator, to come closer and merge with Him. And then, by turning to Him, we awaken the desire from above.

Therefore, if the desire from above is awakened, it means that our desire is correct and ready to connect with the Creator. And if I am not yet able to connect with the Creator because I do not have a special upper light that contributes to connection shining on me, then my desire does not yet sufficiently awaken the desire of the Creator.

The Creator awakens our desire a little and wants us to awaken Him in return. So we say that He is hiding and wants us to run after Him, to pursue Him. The Creator is like a deer that runs away from a person, and he constantly looks back, checking whether the one who is chasing him has not fallen behind.

Therefore, if the desire to approach the Creator is awakened in a person, then it is obvious that the Creator was the first to awaken. It was not we who awakened the Creator, but He who awoke before us. And if we suffer because we have not yet united with Him, it means that He has suffered even before us and many times more to the extent that His all-encompassing height is higher than our private, broken degree.

Therefore, you should always pray: “And let there be a desire that we may be honored to receive His light and walk in the ways of the Creator, and raise the Shechina from the dust, that is, to awaken all souls and to be honored to merge with the Creator, so that the Creator may reveal Himself to His creations.” We want the Creator to be revealed to all souls as they unite all together and bring Him contentment.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/5/21, “Chasing the Shechina

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Representative Of All Created Beings

238.01I should feel sorrow that I cannot give the Creator the place to reveal Himself to the created beings and give them pleasure. As much as I consider the upper force more important than myself, my egoism, and care about it more than about myself, this determines the measure of my sorrow that I do not do my work.

I must feel that I am a representative of all the created beings, and so do each of us. After all, everyone has a special connection with the Creator from his unique root of the soul in which no one can replace him. Therefore, I must think about how I can bring contentment to the Creator, how I can connect the Creator with all the created beings through myself, first with the ten, and after the ten with the entire common soul, with the Shechina, so that the Creator will reveal Himself in all the souls and enjoy.

This is the work of each person, which no one can do for him. If he is sorry for the suffering he is causing the Shechina, then he can share its joy later.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/5/21, “Chasing the Shechina

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Exile Is A Call For Redemption

249.03How can we advance from our state in which we are disconnected from the upper spiritual world, from the true reality? After all, we live in a kind of a capsule, trapped inside our egoistic desire and see nothing but that, like a worm living inside a rotten apple.

But any state that is less than the revelation of the Creator who fills all reality is given to us in order to rise from it to the state of full revelation of the upper force within us and around us.

Therefore, the exile is a call for redemption. The Creator deliberately gives us such states where we do not feel anything good, but we feel them as dark, unpleasant, incomprehensible, confusing, that is, negative. And all this in order to advance us or we would not move.

After all, we are at the animate level, and when the beast feels good, it does not require anything more. The beast is not able to desire anything beyond its limits because this whole world revolves around food, sex, family, money, honor, and knowledge. All these desires belong to the animate level because at the human level a person dreams of becoming like the Creator.

Therefore, we need to gather strength to rise above the animate level. And if a person feels the taste of exile in his work, that is, if he feels that he is separated from the Creator, wants to attain Him, and know Him but cannot, then he wants to get out of this exile. And then he must believe that in any place where he is, the Shechina is with him, that is, the Creator is near.

It is the Shechina that gives me the taste of exile. Right now when I feel myself falling and far away from the Creator, the Creator seems to be saying to me: “Look where you are! You can come closer to Me.” The Creator gives the taste of exile to the one He wants to bring closer to Him.

Therefore, one should not treat the feeling of exile with neglect and be angry with the Creator for such states. On the contrary, we should thank the Creator for awakening us now and showing us the distance that separates us from Him.

It is necessary to taste the exile before liberation. Before the Creator appears, there must be a sense of His lack. Every moment of your life should be directed to the search for the upper force: “Where is the Creator in the concealment that I now feel? Where can He reveal Himself in my life, in my world?” After all, the Creator is close to me, but only the posterior side is turned to me.

It turns out that there are no ups and downs and all this is the game of the Creator. This is what we do with babies when we teach them to walk, we put them on the floor in front of us and take a step back. And the baby cries in fear until he takes a step forward. But then we pull back again, and he cries even more. It seems to him that he is about to fall into our arms and we are again moving away. And he thinks we are cruel and have abandoned him.

This is how we teach him to take his first steps until he learns to walk and happily runs to meet us. The same thing happens to us with the Creator, according to the same example.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/3/21, “Chasing the Shechina

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What Will You Choose: Life Or Death?

75.01We are all fragments from the shattering of the common soul. Do not look at the bodies; look at the desires that are inside. Inside each of us is a part of the desire of Adam HaRishon, of the single complete vessel. In order to restore this vessel, we need to connect our desires: mine, yours, his, of all of us, of all of humanity.

Do we want this? Of course not. However, it is important to understand that without this, we will not get out of trouble. The pandemic will not end, humanity will face very big problems that will not leave us until we understand that we need to correct the connection between us.

Problems will strike in such a direction that we will understand that only our good connection can correct everything. But we will not want this connection, and then the war of Gog and Magog will break out between our egoism, which does not want any connection, and the fact is that we must connect or we will have nothing good, no success in anything, not even in simply surviving.

Then people will realize what an abyss of egoism they are in because I would rather die than connect with the other. I hate this man so much that I cannot take the life-saving medicine from him. He gives me medicine, but he is my enemy. So I turn my back to him without taking the cure and I die.

Yet, I have a choice: to overcome my hatred and approach him with love and the recognition that he wants to help me, I take his medicine and get well. When we are connected, we can go together with him to a third person, then to the fourth, and thus convince everyone to receive this potion of life.

However, this will be extremely difficult to do. The pride that rises in every person kills him and he cannot cope with it. Only after falling to the ground, as Rabbi Hiya pleaded in The Book of Zohar: “Dust, dust, how obstinate you are,” and annulling yourself to a complete zero, can you gradually get out of trouble. There is no other way. We need corrections!

All this is opposite to our nature, and therefore, it is impossible to do it alone but only by working in the ten. Then each of us is under the influence of the friends, and this allows us to rise above personal calculations and establish a common attitude.

It will be easy to make this choice if you constantly come back to it and not remember it only once a week. If I keep thinking that I should do it no matter how disgusting and hateful it is, I get used to this idea, to these conversations. Habit becomes a second nature; it all depends on how we try to bring ourselves back to the right thought.

Even if this thought is unpleasant and undesirable to me, there is no choice I try again and again. Then suddenly I notice that by constantly returning to the state that I did not want to hear about, I begin to perceive it in the opposite way. How can this be? I used to hate him terribly, I completely rejected him, and now I do not.

The enemy becomes a part of my life. I hated him, I pushed him away, I did not want to see or hear him, he just infuriated me. And suddenly, he becomes an integral part of the picture. He is still against me, but without him, the picture will be incomplete.

Then I discover that I really need this part. This is how we learn to work with both hatred and love, with opposite forces, and we see that there is a place for everything.

This is opposite to the ways in our world where every country tries to defeat and destroy its neighbor. They do not understand that they will never succeed because our development is not going in this direction but rather in ensuring that everyone has a place.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/2/21, “Chasing the Shechina” 

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Daily Kabbalah Lesson – 5/9/21

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There Is No Empty Place In Nature

746.01The whole difference in how much we feel or do not feel the Creator is determined by how much we appreciate Him. Unlike the corporeal world, in the spiritual world there are no distances. The more important the Creator is to me, the closer He is to me. If I disrespect Him and do not want to come closer to Him in my qualities, then I do not see Him.

It turns out that to bring the most high closer or to come closer to Him, I need to change my qualities according to His qualities and begin to appreciate Him.

Yet how can I appreciate the greatness of the Creator if I cannot see Him? In nature, there are many concealed forces that we do not perceive with simple senses, but only through various devices. All modern science works in this way, by revealing phenomena that are invisible to the naked eye. They can be revealed only with the help of special devices or complex calculations.

If we discovered the world only through our natural senses—sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch—we would have remained animals. The human degree is special because we are able to discover phenomena in nature that cannot be revealed with our five senses.

This is why we discover radio waves, gravitational forces, magnetic attraction, and celestial phenomena in the universe. All this is above our sense organs.

The Creator is a force that includes all phenomena, the entire world is located inside Him. We are also inside of Him. When we say that the Creator is far away and we are coming closer to Him, these distances are only relative to attaining Him and not in the sense of distance. The Creator may feel far away or close in our attainment, but we all are inside of Him.

The Creator is the place of the world, the entire world exists inside of Him. Therefore, we only need to develop our senses in order to feel that this space; this reality in which we exist is all the Creator.

Then we will discover that there is no empty place in the world. This air around us and the cosmic vacuum beyond the Earth between the stars is not really emptiness but one continuous field of desire that fills all space, operates in everything, and fills everything. All this is the Creator.

We, who are physically weak and limited, can awaken the Creator and ask Him to reveal such senses in us that will make us equal to Him so that by adhering to Him, we also will fill all reality with our desire. After all, we want to come closer to the desire of the Creator—the desire to bestow. Then our work will end in filling the entire universe with ourselves and will be in adhesion with reality itself, which is the Creator.

This is an amazing prospect, and is worth remembering when we are overwhelmed by small, egoistic calculations.
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From the Daily Kabbalah Lesson5/2/21, “Chasing the Shechina” 

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